This afternoon we checked into the Children’s Hospital and went through the steps to get ready for tomorrow. Brennen is always asking the nurses lots of questions. He has strong opinions on the types of needles he likes and doesn’t like to access his mediport. He watches the blood pressure monitor intently, and enjoys helping the nurse fill the vials for his blood work.
It was good to see his blood results because his ANC (ability to fight off infection) continues to climb. We were to have started this treatment 2 weeks ago but have needed to hold of due to it not being over 750. Today it was over 1,000 and it hasn’t been that high for over 2 weeks.
This evening, Brennen ate all his dinner and then was still hungry so while we were waiting for some more food to come I was reading to him. Just a couple minutes into reading I looked over and realized he was fast asleep. It wasn’t much of a surprise that he was that tired because he didn’t fall asleep until after 1:00 this morning, didn’t sleep, was up early, and didn’t take a nap. It has been clear that this week has been on his mind. It was good to pray with him and put our concerns at the Lord’s feet.
Thank you to everyone who is praying. It has been a blessing to see many familiar names, some people we haven’t seen in years, and others we’ve never met. I love sharing the names with Brennen. It’s a great testimony to him of how we can pray to our amazing God for one another.
“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18)
Here’s some more details for tomorrow (Tuesday):
- Midnight – Fluids to get his PH where needed.
- 10:00a – Procedure while sedated to put chemo is spine.
- 1:00p – Begin 24-hour infusion of chemo